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Got Married Back in the Olden Days

These are the flowers Doug sent me for our wedding anniversary, yesterday. A dozen roses, very beautiful. I would insert a picture of us on our wedding day, but we got married back in the olden days when they didn’t have digital cameras. And, I don’t have a scanner to scan the yellowing photo.

Doug and I are still going strong. But, being married hasn’t always been easy. The best advice that helped me see past the marriage troubles,  is advice that I found in the Bible, although because practical wise advice is available to the universe, I’m sure this advice is found elsewhere. The advice is basically, what God joined together, don’t bother separating; which coincides with, don’t bother putting together what God didn’t.

Now, what God put together isn’t particular human beings.  God is divine Spirit and deals with spiritual ideas and spiritual beings, therefore God put together compassion, humor, joy, appreciation, aplomb, tenderness, courage, and strength. God did not put together anger, arrogance, resentment, or impatience. And, because it is impossible to add a bit of anger to God’s creation, when I feel angry toward Doug, I back off and peace comes.

Doug has been living 3000 miles away from me since last October. He got a job in Seattle. I’ve been holding down the fort here in upstate New York. Thankfully, the advice I just mentioned above holds true even through space. In fact, divine Science teaches there is no space in Love, God.  Marriage signifies an individual and collective path of spiritual unity with divine Love.


Intimacy and Rape

Sex usually comes to mind when we hear the words, intimate or rape. However, these words have much broader definitions. One can have an intimate, yet platonic friendship, kindred-spirits, so to speak. Or, the countryside can be raped. Furthermore, intimacy and rape are also relative terms. What is regarded as an intimate sexual experience to one couple can look like rape to another couple. So, what about spirituality? Are we intimate, or close, to our spirituality? Can we protect our spirituality from being raped?

Intimacy is extraordinary, yet maddeningly illusive to human beings. Rape is maddening. However, a bird’s eye view sees humanity compelled to pursue intimacy and put a stop to rape, even when dealing with our spirituality.

Spirituality refers to the essence of life and has been known to heal and answer the deeper questions that pester human minds.

An amazing intimacy with spirituality comes from within, not from anything outside of us. We grow close to spirituality as we love and engage attitudes such as respect, empathy, honesty, humor, gentleness, happiness, and courage, in all our life’s activities (yes, including sex or chastity). And, if at some point, we feel as though envy, loneliness, or hypocrisy raped us, we can be assured our spirituality is still intact because spirituality is full of potential, which can never be taken away or destroyed.

A familiarity with divine Spirit reveals spirituality forever ours.

Quotes from 21st Century Science and Health:

“Divine Spirit blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply—to manifest Love’s power. We are not made subordinate to matter/energy. We also are not made to dominate. Our dominion is to respect and care for all the symbols of God, the Maker; this is the Science of being.”

“To prevent disease or to cure it, the power of Truth, of divine Spirit, must break the dream of temporal convictions. To heal by argument, find the type of the ailment, get its name, and arrange your mental plea against the physical. Reason at first mentally, not audibly, that the patient has no disease, and conform the logic so as to destroy the evidence of disease. Mentally insist that harmony is the fact, and that sickness is a temporal dream. Realize the presence of health and the fact of spiritual being until the body corresponds with the normal conditions of health and balance.”

“The divine Spirit, which identified Jesus centuries ago, has spoken through the inspired Word and will speak through it in every generation and locality. It is revealed to the receptive heart and is again seen driving out evil and healing the sick.”

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